Category Archives: Real Estate

Bernal Neighbor’s Essay Ponders Housing Prices, Public Policy, and the Future of San Francisco’s Middle Class

Neighbor Hina Shah is associate professor at the Golden Gate University School of Law. She rents in the La Lengua Autonomous Zone, on 29th at Mission — for the moment. Her housing situation has been stressful, and she wrote about that, and … Continue reading

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Your Bernal Heights Real Estate Report: Average Home Price Nears $1.2 Million During a Year of Living Vertiginously

It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on Bernal real estate data, so let’s check in on Bernal real estate data. First, the realtors at Downing & Company have compiled one of their periodic round-ups of recent Bernal Heights … Continue reading

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If San Francisco Is Becoming New York? And If So, What Is Bernal Heights Becoming?

This week, New York magazine, which is rather popular in (wait for it…) New York, decided to do a special series of articles about San Francisco under a banner that asks, “Is San Francisco New York?“ Your Bernalwood editor has … Continue reading

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Two Quirky Bernal Heights Houses, Now for Sale

Two homes have come up for sale in Bernal Heights, and both are rather unique. We’ll start with 4021 Folsom, a wacky little house that has always appealed to Neighbor Victoria. She lives on Precita, but she passes this place on … Continue reading

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Dialog Between Housing Rights Activists and Tech Workers Yields Little Dialog

There was a community discussion of sorts in Bernal Heights on Tuesday night. The topic was gentrification, evictions, and technology workers — and the interrelationship between the three — and the discussion took place at Virgil’s, the tasty new(isn) bar … Continue reading

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Wednesday: Design Review Board to Consider Powhattan Housing Proposal

There’s a neighborhood design review board meeting set for tomorrow night, Wednesday, February 26 at 7 pm at the Precita Neighborhood Center, to discuss a proposal to construct four single-family homes on the undeveloped “triangle” of land at Powhattan and Bernal … Continue reading

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Morbidly Fascinating Home Sales Reflect Current Status of Bernal Heights Real Estate

Last week our real estate-obsessed friends at the CurbedSF posted two stories that capture the zeitgeist of Bernal Heights real estate, now that we’re officially the hottest neighborhood this side of Tattooine. To wit: 1. 228 Ellsworth Street, just sold for … Continue reading

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Real Estate Report: Low Supply + High Demand = $1.14 Million Average Sale Price and 24 Days to Contract

The real estate people at Downing & Company have compiled their most recent summary of Bernal Heights home sales, calculated before Bernal Heights was declared the Best Neighborhood in the Entire Galaxy. The report for December indicates Bernal inventory remains … Continue reading

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It’s Official: Bernal Heights Is the Hottest Neighborhood in America

Is there a word for the emotion that combines a deep sense of pride with a profound sense of ambivalence? In English? Or, even better (for dramatic effect), in German? Because, dear Citizens of Bernalwood, that’s the feeling we suspect many … Continue reading

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Bonkers Real Estate in Bernal Heights Is Totally Bonkers

It might be the relatively large size of the home at 11 Wright in Bernal’s northeast corner, or maybe the modern amenities and handsome finishes. Or perhaps it’s the effects of a hallucinogenic drug that’s somehow entered our water supply… … Continue reading

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Real Estate Report: Bernal Home Sales Average $1.16 Million

The real estate people at Downing & Company just compiled one of their spiffy summaries of Bernal Heights home sales, and the monthly report for November shows that single-family home prices have leveled off, with the average home going for … Continue reading

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SOLD? Bernal Heights Home Where Janis Joplin Used to Party

There’s a home at 11 Wright Street for sale in the Santana Rancho subdistrict of Bernal Heights, where Janis Joplin was apparently a visitor: This spacious 3 level home with high ceilings, features an open floor plan including a large … Continue reading

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Wednesday: Community Meeting to Review Home Construction Plans Below Bernal Hill

Neighbor Alicia is spreading the word about a community meeting that will happen tomorrow, Wesdnesday December 11 at 7 pm at the Precita Neighborhood Center, to review a proposal to build two single-family homes on a patch of undeveloped land … Continue reading

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